Wild West: Rising Goalies 2019

Chris Kane

2019-02-04

 

Before the break, and team’s bye weeks, we were looking at player time on ice and using it to get an idea of who was rising and falling on the depth chart. We have a final installment of that idea, but this week are going to touch on goalies.

 

We are using much the same process as previously. We are taking the last three weeks (as it included the All-Star Game and bye weeks) and comparing it to the month prior. We are looking for goalies who are getting in more games recently than they were before. The table below shows the top 6 (as there was a tie for 5th place) goalies who have been getting more time on ice. The method doesn’t entirely account for funky schedules (i.e. the number of back-to-backs, or rest days between games) that could affect a team’s choice in starter so make sure to keep an active eye on the deployment of any goalie on this list you are interested in.

 

Name

Team

GP

QS%

SV%

JUUSE SAROS

NSH

5

80

0.946

ALEX STALOCK

MIN

4

25

0.872

CHAD JOHNSON

ANA

3

33.3

0.87

JORDAN BINNINGTON

STL

5

80

0.906

CAM WARD

CHI

3

66.7

0.894

MIKE SMITH

CGY